Humanity has made a lot of progress over the centuries solving problems we’ve faced like housing, food and clothing. We can travel around the world in a single day, communicate instantly with a small hand held computer, we’ve found cures for many diseases and lengthened our lifespan. In America we are constantly working on our own problems like hatred, bigotry, crime and poverty. We can solve these problems but, according to Lawrence Lessig, in this country we have to solve the bigger problem first facing our Republic today and that is the “economy of influence”. We need to reclaim our Republic. In this TED Talk video below Lester breaks it down and explains how this can be done.

The audio below is from NPR’s TED Radio Hour simply called “Solving It”. TED speakers discuss ways to solve the problems facing us in this country today.

Here’s a link to the full show>

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